Stone Edge Technologies Announces Software Price Increases

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Prices for some versions of the Stone Edge Order Manager will increase on July 1st. This leading order management system is used by nearly 2,000 small-to-medium size companies.

I'd say that puts us in some pretty good company.

Stone Edge Technologies, Inc. today announced that prices for some versions of the Stone Edge Order Manager will be going up on July 1st.

The price of the Stone Edge Order Manager Standard Version will go from $1,500 to $1,995, and the Plus POS Version will increase from $2,500 to $2,995. The price of the Enterprise Version will remain at $5,995. All of those are one-time purchase prices, and include the first year of support and program updates. "This will be our first price increase in over two and a half years," said Barney Stone, company president. "It reflects the continuing growth of the Stone Edge Order Manager from the simple label printing program that we first introduced almost 10 years ago, to the powerful and sophisticated small business management system that it is today." The new prices will take effect on July 1st, 2009.

Stone Edge first introduced the Order Manager in 2000 as a program to import orders from ShopSite shopping carts and print invoices and packing slips. Over time it has grown into a complete business management system, with features for managing orders, customers, inventory, purchasing, payment processing, returns and exchanges and much more. Warehouse management capabilities include systems for receiving, picking, packing and shipping.

Stone says that there are now about 2,000 small-to-medium Web merchants using the Stone Edge Order Manager, including nearly 200 businesses that use the SQL Server compatible Enterprise Version of the program. That gives Stone Edge one of the largest installed bases among order management systems.

In addition to ShopSite, the Order Manager is now compatible with over 40 shopping systems, including Yahoo!, Amazon, Miva, osCommerce, Network Solutions, Volusion, Infopia and many others. It also has an API that makes it easy for developers to integrate the Order Manager with custom shopping carts, including importing orders, real-time inventory synchronization and automatic updating of order status and tracking data. A complete list of compatible systems can be found on Stone Edge's Web site.

From the beginning, Stone Edge has targeted small Web merchants with its products and services. "Our typical user ships 10 to 500 orders per day, and perhaps two to three times that number during their peak sales season," said Barney Stone. "Our goal has always been to provide big-company capabilities at a price that small companies could afford." Those capabilities have helped many Stone Edge users increase their sales while keeping their software and labor costs down. Some of those companies are shipping 4,000 to 5,000 orders per day, and eleven of them have made it into this year's Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide to the largest retail Web sites.

"The only two order management systems with more users than us in this year's Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide typically sell for $250,000 to $500,000. Our users in the list paid $6,000 for the Enterprise Version of the Stone Edge Order Manager," Stone continued. "I'd say that puts us in some pretty good company."

Stone Edge offers two free White Papers that can help when you are researching order management systems: Top 5 Signs You Need an Order Management System and Factors to Consider When Choosing an Order Management System.

About Stone Edge Technologies, Inc.
Stone Edge Technologies, Inc. has been shipping the Stone Edge Order Manager since 2000. Today it is used by nearly 2,000 small-to-medium Web, POS and catalog merchants, including eleven of the 2009 Internet Retailer Top 500. The Order Manager is compatible with over 40 Internet shopping carts and other sales channels. Prices range from $1,995 for the Standard Version to $5,995 for the SQL Server compatible Enterprise Version, with no recurring fees other than optional annual maintenance contracts.

Contact:
Barney Stone, President
Stone Edge Technologies, Inc.
610-994-3699 ext. 111
http://www.stoneedge.com

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